Vintage macro lens and using Nikon lenses with Sony A6000?

antinous

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I’m thinking about buying a 105mm vintage macro. I’d also get a k&f Minolta MD MC Lenses to Sony E Mount Camera Adapter to go with it. Are there any huge downsides to using vintage lenses? I know that it’ll be manual and I’m fine with that. Also the Tokina 100mm F/2.8 Macro AT-X Pro D AF lens for Nikon has caught me eye. Would I just need a Nikon F Lenses to Sony E Mount Camera Adapter if I’m not looking to use the AF of it?
 

The Snark

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Just a suggestion: ask an expert, lenses in hand. We went for a year and a half taking thousands of pictures and quite happy with the results. The camera worked just fine. Then by chance an expert took a look, just a glance at that camera and pointed out we had been scammed. It was a factory second sold at top retail price, the switch wasn't working correctly and there was an obvious (to him) large flaw on the lens.
 

Vanessa

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I've got some pretty old Minolta lenses that I use on my Sony - since most people don't know that they can be used on Sony cameras and think that they're worthless - and they work just fine. But that is the same manufacturer. I might be a bit concerned about how likely the adapter would work with older lenses.
The best thing to do is to have all your adapters with you and try them out. I always bring my camera to buy lenses if they're used and not the same make as my body.
 
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